Pat Thomson and Anton Franks have just been awarded a contract to evaluate the Serpentine’s World Without Walls programme. Louisa Penfold and Nicky Sim will also be working on the project.
The Serpentine programme has three elements: an early years programme where artists work in an early years centre; a primary to secondary transition program operating between a primary and high school; and a youth transitions programme working with an academy secondary school.
The evaluation will examine the learning of children, artists and teachers. It will also develop a “model” of artist-school programmes with a view to thinking about how these can be made more sustainable.